Tiffany Dowell Lashmet
Texas A&M Agrilife Extension

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6500 Amarillo Blvd. West
Amarillo, Texas 79106, United States
Phone: 806-677-5668
Areas of Practice
  • Agriculture
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Real Estate
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Texas Agritourism Act: Frequently Asked Questions

This fact sheet provides an overview of the Texas Agritourism Act, a law only recently passed in Texas that offers limited liability to landowners in the event that a visitor is injured on their property. It is a must-read for…more
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Ranchers Agricultural Leasing Handbook

This in-depth handbook is intended to serve as a practical guide for farmers and ranchers involved in grazing, hunting, or livestock lease agreements. It includes various chapters on the law surrounding leasing, landowner…more
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Texas Supreme Court Rules Against Landowner in Denbury Eminent Domain Case

The Texas Supreme Court has issued a decision in a controversial and much-watched eminent domain case between a rice farmer and the pipeline company, Denbury Green. The court previously held that Denbury could not assert…more
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2016 Agricultural Law Year in Review

This article takes a look back at 2016 and the major issues and decisions affecting agricultural law in the United States. From GMO labeling to WOTUS to the Syngenta corn litigation, it was a busy year…more
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Key Solar Considerations for Landowners

Solar companies are currently contacting landowners across the country seeking to negotiate solar leases on which to eventually build solar projects. This article offers some key considerations for landowners to keep in mind if…more
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Texas Supreme Court: Accommodation Doctrine Applies to Groundwater

The Texas Supreme Court recently applied the accommodation doctrine to a groundwater severance for the first time. The court also stated that in Texas, groundwater is a dominant estate and entitled to implied use of as much of…more
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Child Labor Laws and Agriculture

This article outlines how child labor laws apply to the agricultural industry. This was first published on the Texas Agriculture Law Blog: http://agrilife.org/texasaglaw…more
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Child Labor Laws and Agriculture

It is common for farmers and ranchers to employ minors to help out on the operation. There are specific child labor laws applicable to farm and ranch employment of which all agricultural producers need be aware. This article…more
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New Mexico Amends Right to Farm Law

New Mexico recently amended its Right to Farm Act, which provides an affirmative defense for agricultural operations facing nuisance lawsuits. This article was posted on the Texas Agriculture Law Blog:…more
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Farms and Form I-9 Compliance

This fact sheet was prepared to assist farmers and ranchers in complying with regulations related to Form 1-9. It was first published on the Texas Agriculutre Law Blog. http://agrilife.org/texasaglaw…more
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2015 National Agriculture Law Year in Review

2015 was a busy year for agricultural law. This article provides an overview of the major happenings, including "waters of the United States," "ag gag" statutes, Syngenta litigation, the Endangered Species Act, and…more
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Federal Judge Finds Idaho "Ag Gag" Law Unconstitutional

This article summarizes the recent decision striking down Idaho's "ag gag" law, which prohibits undercover recording of videos on an agricultural operation. This article was first published on the Texas Agriculture Law Blog…more
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Drones and Agriculture: Where Are We Now?

Update on the current status of the law related to unmanned aerial vehicles ("drones" or "UAVs") and how this may impact the agriculture industry. This article was published in Progressive Cattleman Magazine and on the Texas…more
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NM Court of Appeals: Farm Laborer Exclusion from Workers Compensation Unconstitutional

A decision by the New Mexico Court of Appeals finding that a provision excluding farm and ranch laborers violated the Equal Protection Clause of the NM Constitution is garnering attention from many in the agricultural…more
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2015 Texas Legislative Summary: Bills Impacting Agricultural Law

This article summarizes bills--those passed and not--impacting Texas Agriculture. The topics covered include water, oil and gas, eminent domain, ag liens, landowner liability, and more! This article was first published on…more
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